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The Morels

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
A "gripping and mesmerizing" novel about a work of art that tears a family apart (The A.V. Club).

The Morels - Arthur, Penny, and Will - are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family apart at the seams?

Arthur's old schoolmate Chris is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. An unmarried aspiring filmmaker who works in a movie theater, Chris envies everything Arthur has, from his beautiful wife to his charming son to his seemingly effortless creativity. But as the story unspools, it becomes all too clear how difficult it is to draw the line between art and obscenity, truth and fiction, revolutionary thinking and brainless shock value, craftsmanship and commerce. The Morels explores whether it's possible to escape the past, and whether it's possible to save a family by destroying it.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Capitivating. The Morels does a lot of heavy lifting, asking big questions about art, life, and family, transforming this ambitious debut into something reaaly special." - Jami Attenberg


Used availability for Christopher Hacker's The Morels

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
ISBN: 1-61695-243-1 / 978-1-61695-243-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
ISBN: 1-61695-365-9 / 978-1-61695-365-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Morels, The
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
ISBN: 1-72132-476-3 / 978-1-72132-476-7
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
ISBN: 1-62064-921-7 / 978-1-62064-921-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
ISBN: 0-7927-9465-6 / 978-0-7927-9465-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Morels
Author(s): Christopher Hacker
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU